It is almost exactly a year since I wrote this post about decluttering emails in October last year.
I was astounded to see the number of emails which I mentioned was well in excess of 4,000 in all folders at the time.
I had regularly kept it to around 500 or less since then until it blew out of control a bit while we were on holidays and I have not been super diligent since our return.
Last night I made a start on clearing out the emails and made some more progress with the task this morning. After being at about 1,900 emails we are now back to a more manageable 470 or so.
Despite the number of emails, I am pleased that I have generally been better at regularly cleaning and culling my inbox and have renewed enthusiasm to keep it this way in the future.
During the process of tidying up the emails, I have also taken the opportunity to action some emails that I had been hanging onto as I needed to ‘do something’ before deleting them. Sometimes this was as simple as adding some details to my ‘Contacts’.